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Twin-spot Carpet
Mesotype didymata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Larentiinae
1809 / 70.131
Photo © Jim Wheeler,  Boughton Fen 07/07/10

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Garden Carpet
Xanthorhoe fluctuata
Forewing: 11-15mm.
Flight: One generation June-Aug.
Foodplant:   many plants.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Moorland, woodland and hedgerows.
Male active by day and at dusk.

Recorded in 55 (74%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/09/20213027TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
31/08/2021127TG33 - Bacton
26/07/2021228TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
17/07/2021127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
11/07/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
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